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Old 05-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by DLdeano View Post
Pretty safe 250 +/- road riding, closer to 200-220 with a good bit of off road thrown in.

Lowest I have seen is 43mpg, highest is 53mpg...almost a 6 gallon tank. You'll be fine.
That's about what I get.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #47
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This seems to be the best thread for this experience.

Bike- 07 DL650 w/ 16t front sprocket, Madstat (Adjusted to very steep angle for this tank of gas, Laminar lip. Filled with premium fuel (usually use 87.)

I've tracked every fill-up on Fuelly and so far the best mpg I've seen was nearly 62mpg on an Ohio ride where I ran long stretches at around 60 mph. My last tank of fuel has been used 90% to help a new rider gain her confidence averaging about 45mph. At my most recent fill-up I had 274.4 miles on the odo and the bike only took 4.1 gallons! That's 67 mpg.

I reset the trip meter religiously and afterward google mapped every road we took to verify, but could only come up with about 255 miles. So, either I'm forgetting about 20 miles I rode over those 2 weeks or there's about a 9% discrepancy between the maps and the odometer/speedometer (likely). Still, If I'm correct that means at scooter speeds the DL650 gets scooter MPG's with the bonus of happily running interstate speeds when called for this bike is a keeper.
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